Mr. Can Eken is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK LAW). A member of the İstanbul Bar Association, he holds two LLM degrees, one from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and another from Dokuz Eylül University, where he also finished his bachelor’s degree in law. He is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group. He practised law and worked as a Research Assistant in Turkey before commencing his PhD studies at CUHK. As of 2019/20, he is completing his research at Stanford Law School as a Visiting Student Researcher.
His research examines third-party funding in international arbitration and potential conflicts it creates over the arbitration proceeding. The thesis provides a comprehensive review of the literature and case law both in investment and commercial arbitration related to third-party funding. The goal of this thesis is to give answers to all procedural problems created by emerging funding regime in international arbitration and provide a suitable model for its users.